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The Flood Of Poverty

A team of Kuwaitis traveled to Eastern Sudan and visited Eritrean refugee camp to offer some aid. They report what they observed about the forgotten and neglected Eritreans, some of who are third-generation refugees. The first batch of refugees reached Sudanese refugee camps in 1967 and since then, their numbers have been increasing, yet always hoping that someday they would return to their country. The Eritrean regime doesn’t consider the refugees Eritrean citizens and encourages the Sudanese regime to naturalize them, but their status as destitute refugees haven’t changed. The video clip below show what the Kuwaiti team saw…

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  • Fanti Ghana

    Selam All,
    Does anyone know which refugee camp this video is referring to? May be my Arabic is rustier than I thought, but I didn’t here the Kuwaiti’s mention location name. The land looks like Um-gurgur.

  • jona

    Sad sad sad… but as we know this is the result of the fight to make eritrea cleansed as they put it. Even though we claim hade lebi hade gele we all know eritrea was two from its start. i know i will get boos for this but “kemti abotatena zebelwo habai kuslu habai fewsu” if we don’t address our problem open like this our ppl we suffer for 100 years to come. The muslims wanted to be with the arabs and the christians wanted to be with ethiopia(this was the two eritrea), the lowlanders started the struggle in the idea of creating an arabized eritrea and the highlanders defict and took over the struggle and kicked them out. This was the issue and what is the issue today as eritrea is free(for sum would say could be christian or muslim) but what happened when eritrea became free. Cleanse eritrea 101,102 started, deport any one who have amharay blood as the put it(even though amharu didn’t have anything to do with the derg or the king), ethnic cleansing for kunamma and afar for they have more longing to be with ethiopia than any tribe in eritrea, occupy the lands of the refugees in sudan who supported the elf(mostly lowlanders). but what is all this i mean we have the refugee arab tribe (rashyda) running in the country kidnapping killing destroying eritreans like a special group. We can’t say that shabia is trying to make the country arabised because we saw the lowlanders suffering and we can’t say try to make it highlandised coz we see the suffering of the highlanders. I don’t really understand the cleanse eritrea 101 and 102 really but ppl this government has notthing good for both ppl and they all need to unite and get rid of it. lets make eritrea a safe country for all( as abona weldab weldemariam said eskum eti mis ethiopia mukuran yeterefkum and eskum mis arab adena aynebetatna ) coz he knew the war was not just against occupier( more than half eritreans wanted that) if we try to cover it we won’t end out suffering ppl. lets show the world that eritrea will be a neutral nation that have a long coast and redsea( let the dream of the Arabs of conquering the whole redsea to make it an arab sea and the westereners fighting not to make it by eritrea be a thin air) lets be free ppl and with free politics. this will end the suffering of our poor ppl who don’t have any idea what the dirty politcs is and have no dream of achieveing any of this!!!! Peace the our poor ppl!!!!

  • haileTG

    Selamat Awatista.

    UN investigator warns “Eritrea could soon be a country without people inside, and an ever-growing diaspora spread around the world” :

    – Nearly 4000 people escaped the country to Ethiopia and Sudan in May 2014 alone

    – 13, 000 Eritreans made it to Europe via the dangerous sea crossing this year (in a space of 5 months)

    – Eritreans make a whooping 32% of total arrivals to EU for the first 5 months of 2014

    For this and more, please read VOA’s Africa News Lisa Schlein reporting on:



  • Haile WM

    I have seeing the video with pain and rage. even more than the former
    videos of the ordeals of our people, be it Lampedusa or the Sinai or
    many others. What make me even more sad it’s the average eritrean
    reaction to these. Yet another Festival now to celebrate … celebrate what ? celebrate the outcome of our madness? clebrate who ? Independece my foot!

    This are the moments I feel YG and his arguments. What was it all for ? our people have being refugees for almost 50 years and still counting. Refugees everywhere in space and time in the 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s… then independence, the so longed independence, and still we are refugees, the first mixed with the later .
    What for ? what is independence for, if the people, my people, are refugees for generation and can’t return to their forefathers land to live in dignity ? What is independece for if those who were in eritrea during enemy occupation are now forced to leave their land, roaming the deserts and crossing and sinking in the seas? What is independence for when we can’t speak our mind can’t profess the religion we believe cant even work and look after our families?
    What is independence ? can someone explain independence please ?
    So far what i have learned about independence is that the mountains and plains of Eritrea, for which we paid so much in blood, sweat and dear life, have changed their belonging in the map of Africa. a mere topological change in the maps of the horn of africa and that’s all.

    I remember some time ago watching a video about the ELF disabled veterans in Eastern Sudan i was shoked by their life and the fact there were basically abandoned to themselves, apart from little help by some ex ELF veterans in the west. what was even shoking to me was that these people can’t return to eritrea! The country they gave thier limbs for. I was shoked by the magnitude of the Utopia and unfairness of the independence that we fought for. the tragic part of it came i spoke to some eritreans about these disabled Veterans and their reaction was generally mild and in some cases they just replied “HArinet indiyom..” as if it meant they deserve it…

    today is mealti Semaetat, temelisom aiyreaywo zi Hizbi, Kotas nikontu iyu neru mibeluna’mo miKeabuna.
    We willingly have abdicated from our responsibility and promises to our martyrs.

    God Save our people

  • Mohammed Ahmed

    Victims of ethnic cleansing

    The layers of bigotry, racism, chauvinism and barbaric ethnic fascism which collectively conspired to dehumanize these victims are very much at play today just as they were five or six decades ago. It would be utterly stupid to expect a change of heart from the perpetrators of these crimes, for their agenda does not include any provisions for the repatriation of these refugees – none whatsoever. The return of these refugees to their towns and villages would mean the immediate and premature death of the ethnic agenda (20 years premature, that is, as per the dictator’s scheme).

    It would be equally stupid to expect a change of heart from those who always like to play ostrich – those horrible cynics who couldn’t even come to terms with the full acknowledgment of the plight of these victims of ethnic cleansing; victims who were expropriated en-masse to make room for new settlers. The loot and war booties were just too tempting to give up – I guess.

    If change is ever to come for these victims – it can only come by destroying the ethnic agenda which put them in this predicament in the first place. Providing the much needed day-to-day care and immediate relief of food and healthcare needs are commendable deeds – but unfortunately are not long-term solutions in on themselves.

    كم يسخر منا الزمن ونحن للأسف لا نبالي

  • ghezaehagos

    Dear Esteemed Compatriots; National Post has come out with a story on Eritrean consulate office in Toronto. I would urge us to use this opportunity to jot a line or two, in support of the reporter and the story. Let us call for shutting down the consulate office in Toronto. Please comment in the comments section of the report already PFDJ-ers are commenting; they always are quicker and vocal than us in such regard; since Awatistas are already in disqus, we don’t even need to log in. I hope Awate moderators are ok if I shared this note at the other articles too. Thanks very much.

  • Hope

    Simple.Join the EPDP initiative and donate if you have the compassion

  • Semere Andom

    To all Democracy and Justice Seekers Eritrea:

    The Canadian based Globe and Mail reports that the Eritrean government still extorting the illegal taxes for which it general consul was dismissed for last year


  • haileTG

    Selamat Awatista,

    I was surprised to learn, on radio assenna, that the “Where is your brother?” phrase (although biblical as well) was captured by Eritrean refugees themselves, those who survived the battle against the rough seas and reached dry land on Lampedusa (back during the tragic October 3rd incident). Abba Mekonnen Amanuel, in an interview with Assenna’s Mr Eyasu, disclosed that such term was first uttered by the refugees themselves when the Pope went to visit them (please correct if I misunderstood however).

    Today, Reuters photographers made public pictures that they have taken of Eritrean and other West African migrants in Libya. It can be viewed here: http://widerimage.reuters.com/story/migrant-flight-through-libya

    Below is one of those pictures that has caught the hopelessness that our brothers and sisters find themselves in. The picture says it all:

    • Eyob Medhane

      Oh Haile,

      You seem to be one of those, who has “…hearts tend to bleed selectively for the refugees who make it to the West…” (I am quoting Gash Saleh, as he referenced those who drowned in the see and butchered in the Sini to make it to “the west”) I was just appalled by the insensitivity of the explanation of their plight. Carry on…

  • Mahmud Saleh

    This was posted on assenna.com; I thought it may interest some awetistas. Since it is related to the plight of the nation and this articl of Awate.com, I thought pasting it here.
    መብጸዓ ግንቦት

    By assenna on June 16, 2014

    መብጸዓ ግንቦት

    ማሕሙድ ሳልሕ

    ህዝቢ ኤርትራ፡ ድሕሪ ናይ 30 ዓመታት መሪር ኲናትን ከቢድ መስዋእት ብ1991 ነቲ ዕማም ምሕራር መሬቱ ክዛዝም እንከሎ፡ ዕስራን ሰለስተን ዓመታት ድሕሪ ምጭባጥ ናጽነቱ፡ ደቁ ዓዶም መሪርዎም ናብ ሞት ሃጽ ክብሉ፡ ካብ እንስሳ ሓሲሮም መዛረቢ ዓለም ክኾኑ እዮም ዝብል ትጽቢት ኣይነበሮን። ምእንቲ ክብሩ ኣዝዩ ከቢድ መስዋእቲ ክኸፍል ፍቓደኛ ዝነበረን ኣብ ጽምዋን ጸላምን ንሳላሳ ዓመታት ብሓያላን ክኽትከት ዝተጻወረ ህዝቢ፡ ዕስራን ሰለስተ ዓመታት ድሕሪ ግዝኣታዊ ናጽነቱ፡ ሰቡ ብዘይፍርዲ ንዓስርተታት ዓመታት ዝምቁሑላ ሃገር ሒዙ ክተርፍ ኣይኮነን ነይሩ ትጽቢቱ። ዕስራን ሰለስተ ዓመታት ድሕሪ ናጽነቱ፡ ሃገራዊ ስምዒት ደቁ ቁልቁል ኣፉ ተደፊኡ ክርኢ ኣይተጸበየን። ዕስራን ሰለስተን ዓመታት ድሕሪ ናጽነቱ፡ ሃገሩ መመሰሊ ክፉእን ክፉኣንን ክትከውን ኣይተጸበየን። ዕስራን ሰለስተን ዓመታት ኣብ ባዕሉ ዝፈጠሮ ሓሳረ መከራን ጨካን ምሕደራን ዕቡድ ዕንደራን ክሳቐ ትጽቢት ጥራይ ዘይኮነስ ተራእይዎ እውን ዝፈልጥ ክኸውን ኣይክእልን። ነዚ ኢፍትሓዊ ረገጻ ከምጽእ ሳላሳ ዓመታት ኣይምተወጸዐን። እኳ ደኣ “እቲ ነዓ ከይበልናዮ ኣራጢጡ ዝነበረ ናይ ባዕዲ ረገጻ’ዶ ይፈኩስ ይኸውን “ ኣብ ምባል በጺሑ ኣሎ። ሳላሳ ዓመታት ደሚኻ ‘ዶ ናይ ሳላሳ ዓመታት ሓሳረ-መከራ ትገዝእ?

    ኤርትራ ምስተን ክትወዳደረን እትኽእል ሃገራት ክትረአ እንከላ ንድሕሪት ኣንፈት ክትምርሽ ጸኒሓ። ኣመና ከኣ ንድሕሪት ኣርሒቓ ተዓዚራ ኣላ። ዕስራን ሰለስተን ዓመታት ብዙሕ እዩ። ሃገራት ኣካይዳ ዕብየተን ብናይ ኣርባዕተ ወይ ሓሙሽተ ዓመታት መደብ ይቕይሰኦ። መራሕቲ ህግድፍ ኣብተን ቀዳሞት ዓስርተ ዓመታት ኩሉ ሕመቖም ናብ መግዛእቲ ክስልብጡ እንከለዉ እተን ዝተረፋ ድማ ናብ ኣሜሪካን ወያነን ኣጸግዕወን። ፋብሪካ ጭርሖታትን መብጸዓታትን ኮይኖም ጸኒሖም። ዓመት-ዓመት ንመዓልቲ ናጽነት ኤርትራ ብመብጸዓ ከሕልፍዋ ካብ ዝረኣዩ ነዊሕ ኮይኑ። እቲ ብመብጸዓ ዘይጸግብ ኣባሎም ካብ ምጥቓዕ ኣይደክምን፣ እቲ መስኪን ህዝብና ግን ናይ ሓሶት ፍሽኽታን ትሑት ዕልልታን እናኣርኣየ ናይ ገዛእ ርእሱ መዋጽኦ ከናዲ ክረአ ጽኒሑ። ተስፍኡ ተጸንቒቑ ናብ ማዕዶ፡ ናብ ስደት ካብ ዝጥምት ዓመታት ሓሊፉ ኣሎ። ፍሽለት ናይቲ ስርዓት በቲ ደቅና ብሂወቶም ክሳብ ምጥላዕ በጺሖሞ ዘለዉ ውሳነ ጐሊሑ ይረአ ኣሎ። ወርሒ ግንቦት ወርሒ ዝጥለም መብጸዓ ከብ ትኸውን እነሆ መበል ዕስራን ሰለስተን ዓመታ ረጊጻ ኣላ። ግንቦት 24 ካብ ትውለድ ክሳብ ሕጂ ይትረፍ ናይ ዕቤት ምልክታት ነቲ ናይ ህጻንነታ ወዝ እውን ክትዕቅብ ኣይከኣለትን ዘላ። ፍሕትሕት ክትብል ካብ ንጽበያን ብመብጸዓ ጥራይ ክትጥብረናን ዕስራን ሰለስተን ዓመታት ኮይኑ። ሎሚ ዓመት እውን እቲ ዘይተርፍ መብጸዓ ተደጊሙ- “ንርሁው ጽባሕ ሎሚ ንስራሕ” ዝብል ናይዚ ዓመት በዓል ናጽነት ጭርሖ ነይሩ። ቅድሚ ዕስራን ሰለስተን ዓመታት ዝነበረን፡ ዓመት መጸት ብዘይስክፍታ ዝተደጋገመን ቴማ እዩ። መዓስ እያ ጽባሕ? እምባእ፡ ሓርቢቱና’ኮ!! ከመይ ድዩ እቲ ኣቋጽራ ግዜ? ኣዕናዊ ቁጠባዊ ሜላታት እንዳ ተኸተልካን ኣፍራዪ ጉልበት መንእሰያት ኣብ ፕሮጀክትታት ደንበርበር እንዳ ኣባኸንካን ኸ ንራህዋ ጽባሕ ምሕላም ይከኣል ድዩ? ተደጋጋሚ ዘይፍጸም ሕልምታት ኸ ወላ ንሓንቲ ለይቲ ትኹን ናብ ልብኻ ዝመልስ ኣሳንባዲ ምብህራር ኣየስዕብን እንድዩ? ነዞም ብሃልወሳ ሃገርና ዝሕምሱ ዘለዉ መራሕቲ ንምብርባር እንታይ ዓይነት ሓይለ-ነጎዳ ይድለ ኣሎ። ናብ ክውንነት ንምምላስ እንታይ ዓይነት ናውጺ የድሊ ኣሎ? ህዝብና “በቃ ይኣክል” ክብል እንታይ ዓይነት ሓደጋ ይጽበ ኣሎ? እቲ ውሕጅ ይተኣኻኸብን ይውህለልን ኣሎ። ተስፋ ኣሎ።

    ንውልቀ ሰባት ጽባሕ ጽባሕ እዩ- ካብ ሎሚ እትቕጽል ወይ ንሎሚ እትስዕብ መዓልቲ። ንሃገራት ድማ ጽባሕ እንተነውሓት ኣርባዕተ ወይ ሓሙሽተ ዓመታት ማለት እዩ። ጽቡቕ ምሕደራ እንተሎ ሃገራት ኣብ ውሽጢ ዓስርተ ወይ እንተነውሐ ኣብ ውሽጢ ዕስራ ዓመታት ገጸን ይቕየር እዩ። እቲ ጸገም ናይ ዘመነ ህግድፍ ግዝኣት ግን፡ ንጽባሕ እንዳ ኣመትካ ናብ ትማሊ፡ ናብ ቅድሚ ትማሊ፡ ናብተን ሃገራት ደሓን ኩና ዝበልአን ዓመታት ድኽነትን ጸላምን ፍትሐ-ኣልቦነትን ብፎሎ ንድሕሪት ሸለውለው ምባል እዩ። ዕስራን ሰለስተን ዓመታት ንብረት ሃገርናን ምሉእ ጉልበት ሰብናን ኣባኺኖም ከይኣኽሎም፡ ሃገርና ናብቲ ናይ ሰብዓታትን ሱሳታትን እውን ክመልስዋ ኣይከኣሉን። ነቲ ዓመታት ዝደጋገምዎ ንድሕሪት ምዝዋር እውን ኣይከኣልዎን። ብውሑዱ ብቕኑዕ ንድሕሪት እንተንምለስ ነይርና፡ ኣብቲ ኤርትራዊ ኒሕ ሰማይ ዓሪጉሉ ዝነበረ፣ ኣብቲ ቁጠባ ኤርትራ ደሓን ዝኾነ ምንቅስቃስ ዝነበረሉ ግዜ ናይ ሰብዓታት ምወሰዱና ነይሮም። ሎሚ ግን፡ ብኩሉ መዳያት ጽርግያ ስሒትና ናብ ሸው ዝበለ ገደል ኢና ንንቖት ዘለና።

    ዕስራን ሰለስተን ዓመታት ድሕሪ ናጽነት፡ ኣቑሳላ ዘሕወየት፡ ትካላዊ ኣገዛዝኣ ተላሚዳ ኣእጋራ ዝደልደለ፣ ንንኡሳን ትምህርትን ሕብሓበን እትዕንግል፡ ንዓበይቲ ስራሕን ተበላሕነትን እተርሑ፡ ንኣረጋውያን ድማ እፎይታ እትህብ ሃገር ኣክንዲ ንርኢ፡ ኤርትራ ዓዲ ኣውያት ናይቶም ፍትሒ ስኢኖም ዘለዉ ኣማእት እሽሓት ደጀናት ኮይና ኣላ። ጅግና ፓይሎት ደጀን ምስሊ ኤርትራ ብዘየማትእ ይገልጾ ኣሎ። ንሕልና ዘለዎ ሰብ ካብዚ ዝዓቢ መጸዋዕታ የለን። ንህዝቢ ዲና ተጋዲልና ወይስ ንጋህጻጻት ጎቦታት እዩ እቲ ሕቶ።ህዝቢ “ናተይ” “ቤተይ” ኢሉ እንተዘይተሓቢንሎም ከ ከመይ ኢሉ እዩ ነዞም ጋህጻጻት ጎቦታት ክከላኸለሎም? ኣብዚ እውን እቲ ጉዳይ ናይ ስቡሕን ዘይስቡሕን መሬት ኣይኮነን። ግን፡ ዓድኻ ወይ ቤትካ፡ ይሕመቕ ይጸብቕ፡ እተስተርሕወሉን፡ ናትካን ናይ እንዳማትካን ዶብ ወይ ደረት ዝንጸረሉን፡ ሓሪስካን ነጊድካን ናብራኻ እትመርሓሉን፡ ዜጋን መንግስትን ደረቶም ዝፈልጡሉን፡ ሓራ ኰይንካ እትንቀሳቐሰሉን ሂወትካ እትመርሓሉን ወጸዓ ኣብ ዝህልወሉ ድማ ፍትሒ እትረኽበሉን እዩ። ሎሚ ኣብ ኤርትራ “ኣነ ናጻ ሰብ እየ፣ ጎይታ ዋኒነይ እየ” ኢሉ ዝዛረብስ ይትረፍ ዝሓስብ ሰብ እውን የለን። እቶም ወጽዓን ረገጻን መሪርዎም ብሂወቶም ተጣሊዖም ናብ ወጻኢ ዝስደዱ ዘለዉ መንእሰያት ነዚ ይምስክሩ።እምበኣርከስ፡ ኩነታት ኤርትራ ብኩሉ መዐቀኒታቱ ካብ ሎም ዘመን፡ ኣብ 1991 ይበርህን ይብርኽን ነይሩ። ኣባላት ናይቲ ገዛኢ ህግድፍ ከይተረፉ ዓው ኢሎም ዘተንፍስዎ ሓቂ እዩ። ስለ’ዚ፡ ኣብዚ ንህግድፍ ዝከላኸል ሰብ እቲ ሂወቱ ምስ ምንባር ህግድፍ ዝተእሳሰር ውሑድ ሰብ ጥራይ እዩ። ዝበዝሑ ኣባላት ህግድፍ፡ ህዝቢ ኤርትራን ሓይልታት ምክልኻሉን በዚ ጨካን ስርዓት ይብደሉን እፎይታ ክረኽቡ ፋሕተርተር ይብሉን ይእሰሩን ይቕተሉን ከምዘለዉ ብሩህ እዩ። ዋጋ ይኸፍል ኣሎ ህዝብና። ሎሚ፡ እቲ ተቓውሞኡ ዝያዳ ፍሉይ ዝገብሮ፡ “ ይኣክል መብጸዓታት” ኣብ ምባል ብምብጽሑ እዩ። ህዝብና ዝነኸሰ ይመስል። ንህግድፍ ፎእ ኢልዎ ከምዘሎ ዘጠራጥር ኣይኮነን። እቲ ውሕጅ ይተኣኻኸብ ኣሎ።

    ህግድፍ ተረዲእዎ ኣሎ። ውሽጣዊ ወጥሪ ኣብ ዝግንፍለሉ፡ እቲ ናይ ቀደም ዝና ህዝብናን ደቁን ስሪቑ ከየብቅዕ፡ እናደጋገሞ ናይ ሎሚ ክፉእ ግብሩ ክሸፋፍን ምፍታኑ ዘድከመና ሜላ ኮይኑ ጸኒሑ። ህዝብና ግን ሎምስ ነኺሱ ኣሎ። “ ብናይ ቀደም ዝና ንዘልኣለም ክትነብሩ ኣይትኽእሉን” ይብሎም ኣሎ። እቲ ናይ ቀደም ዝና፡ ብቀዳምነት ናይ ኩሉ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ እዩ፣ ብተወሳኺ ድማ ንሓድሽ ወለዶ ፍታሕ ዘይወልድ እንተኾይኑ፡ ናይ ዘመን ኦሪት ዛንታ ኮይኑ እዩ ዝተርፍ። ምስ ክውንነት ዘይዛመድ እንዳፈዅሰ ዝኸይድ ስንቂ እዩ- “ ብሰንክኹም ፈኲሱ እውን እዩ” ይብሎም ኣሎ። መንእሰያትና ውጽኢት ናይቲ ዛንታ እዩ ዝያዳ ዘገድሶም። ብውጽኢት ናይቲ ዛንታ እንተዓገቡ ነቲ ዛንታ ከም ናታቶም ክቕበልዎን ክመሃሩሉን እዮም። እንተዘይኮይኑ፡ ምስ ኩነት ሂወቶም ዘይተኣሳሰርን ዘይቃዶን እንተኾይኑ “ እንታይ እሞ… ንሱስ ነይሩ..” ክብሉ ግቡእ እዩ። ህዝብና ኣብ ዝተፈላለየ ኣጋጣሚታት ይገጥሞም ኣሎ። “ምጽማም ገደብ ኣለዎ” ይብሎም ኣሎ። ከታማታት ኤርትራ የማርራ ኣለዋ። “ኣብ ግዜ መግዛእቲ ‘ኳ ክንድዚ ዘይጸልመትናን፡ ክንድዚ ዘየኽፋእናን” ይብላ ኣለዋ። ዓድታት ኤርትራ የማርሩ ኣለዉ። “ ወዝ ዘለዎ ጎበዝ ተሳኢኑ፣ ኣበይ ኣለዉ ደቅና” ይብሉ ኣለዉ። ወደባት ኤርትራ መሪትና፣ ክንወሳወስ፡ ፍሕትሕት ክንብል ደሊና” ይብሉ ኣለዉ። ጥቑዕ ከስዐን ጽሙእ ሰብነት ህዝብና ንዘመነ ህግድፍ ይገልጽ ኣሎ። መናድቕ ኣብያተ ማእሰርቲ ኤርትራ ብኣውያት ናይቶም ፍርዲ ዝሰኣኑ ዜጋታት ተወጢሮም ክብተኑ ዝደለዩ ይመስሉ ኣለዉ ፤ ኣቤቱታን ወጽዓን ናይቶም ፍትሒ ዝሰኣኑ ደቀባት ዝጥቀዓሎም ካንቫሳት ኮይኖም ኣለዉ። ንጹሃንን ገበነኛታትን፣ ሓርበኛታትን ጠላማትን ዘይፈላለዩሎም፡ ፍትሒ ዘይዝረበሎም ጋህስታት ኮይኖም ኣለዉ። ዓቕሎም ጸቢብዎም ፍትሒ ይጽበዩ ኣለዉ። መሬት ኤርትራ ንጹሃን ዝምቑሑሉን ገበነኛታት ዝዕንድሩሉን ኮይኑ ኣሎ። ኤርትራ ኣብ ዝተሓሳስብ መድረኽ በጺሓ ኣላ። ክትነብርን ከይትነብርን ክትውስን ኣለዋ። ሓዲግ-መዲግ ዋግኡ ከቢድ እዩ።

    ሃገርና ኣብ ቃራና መገዲ ካብ ትበጽሕ ነዊሕ ኮይኑ። “ክጸንሕ’ዶ ክኸይድ፣ ንየማን ‘ዶ ንጸጋም፣ ምጽማም ‘ዶ ቶግ ምባሉ” ክትብል እተርእዮ ዝጸንሓት ምምታእን ዕንድንድን ዝተወደአ ይመስል። ሎሚ እትወስዳ ስጉምቲ ወይ ናብ ልምዓት ወይ ድማ ናብ ክትስኣሉ ዘይትኽእል ጥፍኣት እዩ ክኸውን። እትወድቀሉ ልስሉስን ጥጡሕን ባይታ የብላን። ሓንቲ ምርጨኣ ዘይምውዳቕ ጥራይ እዩ። ህግድፍ ነቲ ክጕህር ዝጸንሐ ሕራነ ኤርትራውያን ይዕዘቦ ኣሎ። እንደገና ንምግራህናን ሓንሳብን ንሓዋሩን ዕድልና ከማህምን ቆርበት በጊዕ ክለብስ ንርእዮ ኣለና። ነቲ እንዳ ዓበየ ዝመጽእ ዘሎ ውሽጣዊ ጽቕጢ ንምዕጋስ ኣብዚ ዓመት’ዚ ነቲ ልሙድ መብጸዓታት ቅሩብ ጨው-በርበረ ወሲኹሉ ኣሎ። ኣብ ዝሓለፈ በዓል ናጽነት፡ ባዕሉ እቲ ካፖ ጥፍኣት፡ ሃንደበት “ቅዋም ክነድፍ እየ” ክብል ሰሚዕናዮ። እቲ ምሉእ ሓሳብ ምስ ተወደአ፡ ስታድዩም ባሕቲ መስከረም ምጥን ዝበለ ጣቕዒት ዝዓሰሎ ‘ኳ እንተነበረ፡ ዝበዝሑ ተሳተፍትስ ሃንደበት ኮይንዎም “ እንታይ ደኣ ይብል ኣሎ? ቅዋም ምንዳፍ ደኣ ቅድሚ ዕስራ ዓመታት ተጀሚሩስ ቅድሚ ዓስርተ ሽውዓተ ዓመታት እንዶ ኣይጸደቐን” ከምዝበሉ ፍሉጥ እዩ። ሃለዋት ናይቲ ነቲ ቅዋም ዘጽደቐ ባይቶ ይኹን ናይታ ነቲ ቅዋም ዝነደፈት ኮሚቴ ዝፈልጥ ሰብ የለን። ዝተገደሰ ዘሎ እውን ኣይመስለንን። ህዝቢ ካብ ዝደልዮም ዓመታት ኮይኑስ ቀቢጹ እዩ። ሎሚ ናብቲ ንሱ ባዕሉ ዝዝውሮ መስርሕ ቅዋምነት ዝሰጋገረሉ መገድታት ሃሰው ኣብ ምባል ዘድሃበ ይመስል። ቅድሚ ሕጂ ኢሰያስ ዝዘወሮ መስርሕ ቅዋም ‘ኳ ትዕድልቱ እንታይ ከምዝኾነ ርኢናዮ ኢና።

    ህግድፍ ቅዋምን ቅዋምነት ካብ ኣእምሮና ከም ዝሃፉ ክገብር ዘይፈተኖ ነገር ‘ኳ እንተዘየለ ንሕና ግን ክሳብ ሕጂ እታ መጽሓፍ ኣብ ልብና ኣላ። ኣብ ግዜ ናጽነታዊ ተጋድሎና፡ እታ ሰማያዊት ባንዴራ ኣኻኻቢትን ስንቅን ኮይናትና ከምዝነበረት ኣይርሳዕን እዩ። እታ ኢሰያስ ዝቐበራ መጽሓፍ ቅዋም እውን ኣብዚ ኣንጻር ረገጻን ኢፍትሕውነትን ዝግበር ቃልሲ ስንቂ ኮይናትና ከምዝጸንሓት ርዱእ እዩ። ኣብ ውሽጥን ወጻእን ዘሎ ህዝብና ኣንጻር ጨፍላቒ ስርዓት ህግድፍ በብዝመስሎ ክውደብን ክሰምርን ይረአ ኣሎ። ብኣረኣእያ ህግድፍ፡ እዚ ናህሪ’ዚ ክዕገት ኣለዎ። ውዳበኡ ክዝረግ ኣለዎ። በዚ ምኽንያት’ዚ እዩ ዝኸውን ናብ ዕለት ግንቦት ዕስራን ኣርባዕተ ዘውግሐት ለይቲ፡ ሓደ ካብቲ ሃንደበት ዝወቕዖ ሓሳባት ሓደጋ ዝወደቖ። “ ነታ ተወዲኣስ ቀቢረያ ዘለኹ ቅዋም ክርስዑ እንተኾይኖም፡ ነታ ቅዋም ትብል መዝሙር ባዕለይ ዘይዝምራን ዘይኣልያን” ዝበለ ይመስል። ብኡ መሰረት ድማ፡ ኣብ ስታድዩም ኣስመራ ክሳዱ ከየቕነዐ ነቲ ጋሻ ሓሳብ ኣብ መንጎ መደረ ድርብይ ኣበሎ። ናይታ ለይቲ እቲኣ ራእይ (revelation)ምኽሪ ሰይጣንን ንኽፉእ ግብርን ከይኮነ ኣይተርፍን። ምትላል፡ ግዜ ምግዛእ፡ ጓል መገዲ ምምጻእ ቀንዲ መሳርያ ሽርሑ እየን። ሓድሽ ቅዋም የድሊ ድዩ ኣየድልን ንክኢላታት ገዲፍና፡ “መን እዩ ነቲ መደብ ዘብግስን ዝመርሕን ዘሎ” እዩ እቲ ቀንዲ ሕቶ። ሓንሳብ ዘይኮነስ ዓስርተታት ዓመታት ክፉእ ክገብር ዝረኣናዮ ስርዓት፡ ብሓደ ምሉእ ሓሳብ ክጥብረና ኣይክእልን እዩ። ዓመት መጸት ፍሹል መብጸዓታት ክኹምር ዝረኣናዮ መራሒ፡ ብሓደ ምሉእ ሓሳብ ክንኣምኖ ዝከኣል ኣይኮነን። ትማሊ ዝጸደቐ ቅዋም ካብ ቀበረ፡ ትማሊ ዝተጋበአ ባይቶ ካብ በተነ፡ ትማሊ ሰማይ ዓሪጉ ዝነበረ ጥሙሓትና ካብ ኣምከኸ፣ ከመይ ኢልና ብሓደ ምሉእ ሓሳብ ክንኣምኖ? ንዓመታት ኣብ ሰማይ ዘሎ ደበና ከምዘየቛመትና ሕጂ ኸ ነዛ ኣገዳሲት መጽሓፍና ርግቢት ኢሰያስ ሒዛታ ጠበሽ ክትብለና ንኣምን ዲና?

    የማነ ቻርሊ እውን ናይ ጎይትኡ መብጸዓ ክዃሓሕል ተራእየ። “ ኣብ ተመክሮ ዕስራን ሰለስተን ዓመታትን ጽኑዕ መኸተን ናጽነትን ዝተመርኰሰ ኣሳታፊ ዝኾነ ምንዳፍ ቅዋም ክነብግስ ኢና” ኢሉ ትዊት ገይሩ ነይሩ። እቲ ዘገርም፡ ተመክሮ ናይዘን ዝሓለፋ ዓመታት ኣንጻር ናይቲ የማነ ከመሓላልፎ ዝደለየ መልእኽቲ ኮይኑ ንረኽቦ። ኤርትራ ኣብ ክሉ መዳያታ ቅድሚ ዕስራ ዓመታት ትሓይሽ ነይራ። ካልእ ንጎኒ ገዲፍና፡ እቲ ህግድፍ ከም መመኽነይታ ዝጥቀመሉ ሃገራዊ ድሕነትን ልኡላዊ ናጽነትን እውን ካብቲ ቅድሚ ዕስራ ዓመታት ዝነበሮ ከፊኡ ጥራይ ዘይኮነስ፡ ኣብ ኣስጋኢ መድረኽ በጺሑ ንረኽቦ። እቲ ከም መመኽነይታ ጭፍለቓ ዘመሳምሰሉ ዝነበረ ጉዳይ ዶብ ወላ ሓንቲ ለውጢ ኣየምጸአን። ኢትዮጵያ ኣራጢጣ መሬትና ሒዛ ከይኣኽላ፡ ጉዳይ ከምዘለና እውን ዝረሰዓቶ ትመስል። ዋኒን ካልኣ ትገብር ኣላ። ሓይልታት ምክልኻልና ብሰንኪ እቲ ዝወረደና እገዳ ኣብ ኣዝዩ ኣስጋኢ ኩነታት ወዲቑ ከምዘሎ ራሕሪሖሞ ዝኸዱ ዘለዉ መንእሰያት ይሕብሩ ኣለዉ። ብተወሳኺ፡ ዋሕስ ናጽነት ኤርትራ ኣጽዋርን ነገራዊ ሃብትን ዘይኮነስ ብቐንዱ ናይ ህዝባ ፍቕርን ናይ ምክልኻል ቅሩብነትን እዩ። ህግድፍ ነዚ ኣገዳሲ ባእታ ብምቕታሉ ሎሚ ሃገራዊ ድሕነትና ኣብ ኣዝዩ ተነካኢ ደረጃ እዩ ወዲቑ ዘሎ። መንእሰያትና ንሃገሮም ክከላኸሉን ሂወቶም ክህቡላን እንተኮይኖም፡ እታ ዝዋደቑላ ሃገር ስድረኦምን መቕርቦምን ደቂ ዓዶምን ደቂ ሃገሮምን ብፍትሕን ራህዋን ዝነብሩላ ክትከውን ኣለዋ። ውሑዳት ዝዕንድሩላን ህዝቦም ዘከላበተላን ሃገር ዋጋ ደሞም ከምዘይትበቅዕን ዓስቢ ረሃጾም ከምዘይትኸውንን እንተደኣ ወዲኦሞ ከመይ ኢሎም እዮም ንምክልኻላ መስዋእቲ ክኸፍሉ? እዚ እቲ ዝዓበየ ሃገራዊ ስግኣት እዩ። እቲ ኣብ ልዕሊ ዜጋታት ዝፍጸም ዘሎ ረገጻ-ፍትሒ ፓይሎት ደጀን ዓንደ ብኣዝዩ መሳጥን ምቕሉልን መገዲ ኣቃሊሕዎ ስለዘሎ ካብኡ ንላዕሊ ምስክር ዘድሊ ኣይኮነን።

    ኣብ ማሕበራዊ መዳያት ክረአ እንከሎ፡ ግዝኣት ህግድፍ ስድራታት ዝተበታተነሉን ናይ ንኡሳን ማሕበረ-ሰባትን ሃይማኖታትን ምህዳንን ምስቓይን ዝተራእየሉን ብዘይካ እቲ ንቡር ማሕበረ-ቁጠባዊ ቀጸላታት፡ ሓድሽ ናይ ገድልን ዘይገድልን ቀጻላታት ዝገደደሉ ሕ/ሰብ ዝተፈጥረሉን ብልሽውና ትካላዊ ቅርጺ ዝሓዘሉን ካብ ዘመነ ቱርኪ ዝተረኸ ኮይኑ ንረኽቦ። መንእሰያትና ኣክንዲ ነቲ ምቕሉልን ውፉይን ተጋዳላይ በቲ ፍሉጥ ኣብነቱን ምስሉን ዝፈልጥዎ፡ ብረገጻ ህግድፍ ከምዝላለይዎ ኮይኖም፡ “ ነዚ ደኣ ስላምንታይ እዚ ኩሉ መስዋእቲ” ክብሉ እንተተሰምዑ ኣይሕመዩን እዮም። ኤርትራ ብዘይ ተጋድሎኣ ክትግለጽ ዘይከኣል ካብ ኮነት፡ እሞ ከኣ ተመክሮ ናይዞም መንእሰያት ንገድሊ ዘጽልእ እንተኾይኑ፡ ቀጻሊ ህላወ ናጽነት ኤርትራ ኣብ ሓደጋ ክወድቕ እዩ። ታሪኽ እንተዘይብልካ ሱር የብልካን። ኣብ ስነ-ሂወት ማለት ባየሎጂ፡ ስሕት ኢሉ ስብነትና ነቲ ጀርምስ ናይ ምክልኻል ስርዒቱ ይመዛበል እሞ፡ እቲ ንጀርምስ ክምክት ዘማዕበሎ ዓቕሚ ምክልኻል፡ ነቶም ባዕዳውያን ጀርምታትን ምስቶም ናይ ወገኑ ዋህዮታት ስለዘደናግሮም፡ ነቲ ናቱ ወገን ማለት ንኣካሉ ከም ባዕዳዊ ጀርም ስለዝወስዶ ናይ ገዛእ ርእሱ ሰውነት ወይ ኣካል ከምዝነጽግን ዘዕኑን ይኸውን። ንሰወነቱ ከም ባዕዳዊ ጀርምስ ይቖጽሮ።ነዚ ኣብነት እዚ ብደረጃ ሃገር ወይ ህዝቢ እንተወሰድናዮ፡ ታሪኽካ እንተደኣ ነጺግካ ቀጻልነትካ እውን ትቐትል ኣለኻ ማለት እዩ። ናጽነት ክህሉ፡ ብፍረያቱ ዝዓገበን ነቲ ፍረያት ከይስእን ዝከላኸልን መንእሰይ የድሊ። ሰብ ንናጽነት ጎቦታት ዘይኮነስ ንናጽነት ሰብን ሰብኣውነትን እዩ ዝዋደቕ።

    ቻርሊ ክሽፍኖ ዘይክእል ካልእ፡ እቲ በብግዚኡ እንዳ ገፍሐ ዝኸይድ ዘሎ ናይ ወለዶን ዕድመን ጉዳያት እዩ። ኣብዘን ዝመጻ ዓስርተ ዓመታት፡ ዝበዝሐ ክፋል ናይቲ ኣብ ሓርነታዊ ገድሊ ዝተሳተፈ መንእሰይ ኣብ ክልል ጥሮታ ክኣቱ እዩ። ዝበዝሑ ምኩራት ኣዘዝቲ ሰራዊት ካብ ንጡፍ ስራሕ ክሰናበቱ እዮም። እዚ ማለት ዳርጋ ኩሉ ኣብ መንግስታዊ ስራሕን ሓላፍነትን ዘሎ ሓይሊ ዕዮ ዳርጋ ብሓንሳብ ግብ ክብል እዩ። ነዚ ዝትክኡ ምልሙላት መንእሰያት ድሮ ተኣታትዮም ክጸንሑ ነይርዎም። “ሃገርና” ኢሎም ዝዋደቑ መንእሰያት መራሕቲ ክቕረቡ ነይርዎም። ከም ኣባግዕ ዝወፍሩን ዝኣትዉን ዘይኮኑስ፡ መደባቶም ሰሪዖም ናጻ ኮይኖም ሃገር ዝመርሑ መንእሰያት ተመልሚሎምስ ንጡፍ መስርሕ ምስግጋር ሓላፍነትን ምርኽኻብ ወለዶታትን ክንርኢ ይግበኣና ነይሩ። ሓደሽቲ ጀነራላትን ሓደሽቲ ፖለቲካኛታትን ክፍጠሩ ነይርዎም። ህልው ኩነታት ቁጠባ ሃገርና ነዚ ኣብ ታሪኽ ርእይዎ ዘይፈልጥ ቁጽሪ ጥሮተኛ ክጸውር ኣይክእልን። የማነ ቻርሊ፡ ኣብ ክሉ ካልእ ጽላታት ኣገልግሎት እውን ብዘይካ ንተለቪዥንን ፕቶፖጋንዳዊ ሃልክን ዝቐርብ “ ዓወታት” ዓይነታዊ ለውጢ ኣምጺአ ክብለና ኣይክእልን እዩ። እቲ ዘሻቕል ጉዳይ፡ ህግድፍ ኣብዘን ዝሓለፋ ዕስራ ዓመታት ዝተኸተሎ ፖሊሲታት መጻኢ ዕድል ሃገርና ዘመቻችእን መሰረት ዘነብርን ዘይኮነስ ንብርሰታ ዘጋድድ ኮይኑ ንረኽቦ። የማነ ቻርሊ ሕጂ እውን ተስፋ ጥራይ ሰኒቕና ንድሕሪት ክንምርሽ ይደልየና ኣሎ። ድሉው ቅዋም ዘሰረቐስ፡ ሓድሽ ቅዋም ክፈጥረልኩም እየ እንተበለ ከመይ ኢልና ክንኣምኖ ኢና? እትመጽእ ግንቦት ዕስራን ኣርባዕተን ካብ ድቓሱ ብር ኢሉ “ ኢለኩም ‘ዶ ነይረ እየ” እንተበለ ኸ እንታይ እዩ መልስና? ሕራይ እስከ ብቓሉ ንሓዞ። ግን “ ስለምንታይ ሕጂ” ኢልና ዘይንሓቶ?

    ስለምንታይ ሕጂ?

    ቅዋምነት ንምትእትታው ካብ ሎሚ 1988ን ይሓይሽ ነይሩ። ሽዑ፡ ኢሰያስ ነቲ ጸዲቑ ዝነበረ ቅዋም ናብ ዘይተፈልጠ መዓሙቝ ሸሚምዎ ናብ ዘይድለ ኲናት ከቲቱና። ካብ ሎም ዘበን፡ 2001ዓ.ም. እውን ይሓይሽ ነይሩ። ሽዑ እውን ነቶም ንቅዋምነት ዝጸወዑ መራሕትን ኣካላት ህዝብን ጋዜጠኛታትን ገፊፉ ድምጾም-ድምጽማጾም ከምዝጠፍእ ገይሩ። ክሳብ ሎሚ ኣበይ ከምዘለዉ ኣይንፈልጥን። ዶብ ኤርትራን ኢትዮጵያን ሕጋዊ መዕለቢ ምስ ረኸበ እውን ክግበር ምተኻእለ ነይሩ። ግን ኣብ መፋርቕ 2000፡ ኣክንዲ ንኤርትራውያን ንምስማርን ምሕባርርን ዝጽዕር ብዝያዳ ንጽቡቕ ጓኖት ዝግደስ ከምስል ተዋስኦታት ክፈጥር ርኢናዮ።ኣንጻር ድሌት ማሕበረ-ሰብ ዓለም፡ ንጥሩፋት ሶማሊያውያን “ንምሕባርን ንምስማርን” ዝግበር ዝነበረ ውራያትን ጉያ-ጉያን ዘሕንኽ እዩ ነይሩ። ፍትሒ ነቶም ናብ ስልጣን ዘደየብዎ ዜጋታቱ ነፊጉዋስ ብፍትሒ ሶማላውያን ተገዲሱ። ብሰንኩ ሃገርና ኣብ ሓደጋ ዘውድቓ እገዳ ተበዪኑላ ኣሎ።ሕራይ ንሱስ ሓሊፉ፤ ነቲ ናይ ኮሙኒስታውያን ናይ 5ን 10ን ዓመታት ትልሚ መደባት እንተወሰድና፡ ስለምንታይ ኣብ 2005ን ወይ ኣብ 2010ን ዘይተኣወጀ? ወይ ከኣ ስለምንታይ ን2015ን ዘይተጸበየ? ስለምንታይ ሎም ዘበን?

    እቲ ናይ 21 ጥሪ 2013 ናይ ፎርቶ ስርሒት መልሓስ ናይቲጋሻ ውሕጅከምዝነበረ ኣየጠራጥን። እቲ ቀንዲ ኣካል ናይቲ ውሕጅ ሓይሊ እንዳ ኣከበ ጎሰስ ይብል ኣሎ። እንጂነራት ህግድፍ ነዚ ጎሰስ ዝብል ዘሎ ውሽጣዊ ተቓውሞ መእለዪታትን መጓደሊ መስኖታትን ክፈጥሩ ይጓየዩ ኣለዉ። ግን ኣይከም ቀደም፣ ክራማት ሎም ዘበን ዝከኣል ኣይመስልን። ስለ’ዚ ነዛ ክትወጽእ ዓንደል እትኾኖ ቃል ኣውጺእዋ። ካራ ናይቲ ብውሽጢ እንዳተኣኻኸበን እንዳዓበየን ምትእምማን እንዳ ኣዛየደን እንዳ ተወደበን ዝመጽእ ዘሎ ተቓውሞ ኣብ ክሳዱ ስለዝተገተረ እዩ ዘውጸኣ። መዝሓልን መጕደልን ናይቲ ዘጕረምርም ዘሎ ውሕጅ ክትኮኖ ተገዲዱ ዘውጸኣ ቃል እያ። ሕጂ እውን ቀንዲ መሃንድስን ፈጻምን ዕድልና ክኸውን ኣብ ናይ ሞትን ሕየትን ምዕልባጥ ዘሎ ይመስል። ምስቲ እቲ ስርዓት ኣብ ወጻኢ ዘጋጥሞ ዘሎ ዕላዊ እምቢታ ዜጋታትን ዝዛይድ ዘሎ ኣህጉራዊ ጸቕጥን ተሓዊሱ፡ ኣብ ውሽጢ ዘሎ ተቓውሞ ነቲ ከይዲ ካብ ኢድ ህግድፍ እንተመንዚዕዎ ናብ ቅኑዕ ኣንፈት ናይ ምኻድን ሃገር ናይ ምድሓንን ተኽእሎ ኣሎ። ህግድፍ እንደገና ዕድልና ክሰርቕ ክፍትን ምኻኑ ግን ክዝንጋዕ የብሉን። ዕድልና ዳግም ብኢስያስን ህግድፍን ከይስረቕን ከይውሰንን እንታይ ክግበር ኣለዎ?ነቲ ተጨውዩ ዘሎ ሓቀኛ መብጸዓ ግንቦት ንምርግጋጽ እንታይ ክንገብር ኣሎና?

    (ኣብ ዝመጽእ ጽሑፍ የራኽበና)

    ***እዚ ጽሑፍ እዚ ኣብ ምዝዝዛም ገጹ በጺሑ ከሎ ኣርባዕተ ጳጳሳት ቤተ-ክርስትያን ካቶሊኽ ኤርትራ ንመረረ ህዝቦም ዘጉልሕ ጽሑጽ ከም ዝዘርገሑ ፈሊጠ። ዜናዊ ትሕዝቶ ጽሑፎም ጥራይ ኣንቢበ ኣለኹ። ኣባታውን መንፈሳውን ሓላፍነቶም ዘሸክሞም ስጉምቲ ብምውሳዶም የመጉሶም። ፈጣሪ ምስኦም ክኸውን እጽሊ። ካልኦት መንፈሳውያን መራሕቲ ክስዕብዎም እውን እላቦ። ልዕሊ ኩሉ ግን፡ ሎሚ እውን ከምቲ ናይ ቀደም ንኣዛብእ ኣሕሊፍና ከይንህቦም እምሕጸን።

  • Abebe

    Saleh Johar: U are the most guilty individual who are the source and the cause of agony for the Eritrean lowlanders and musilims. you supported in the sixties an Islamic and arab internationalism and you seek Islamic and arab help to make Eritrea to be part of the Islamic world. Then you drove thousands of Eritrean muslims into no man land in the sudan as a refuge and latter they become servants of Sudanese household. now past 40 years. still the refugee remained there and still you seek Islamic help to drove another wave of Islamic Eritrean into refugee life in sudan. those who formed and preached Islamic rabita on behalf of the poor people of Eritrean lawlanders are real satanic possessed criminals awaiting justice. Now, there is no chirstian Ethiopia to blame but Tigrian speakers of Eritrea.

  • sara

    saddening information, the irony is while many have left this camps as far as Australia with the support of western NGOs , Kuwait and Arab NGOs have done nothing except dropping a bit of their left overs and such small media exposure. why they don’t give resettlement to this refugees if they are really humain which they will never consider. i am sure many of us have heard about Kuwaitis ”B’dun” that the Kuwaitis have denied so many of their fellows to be with out Kuwait nationality.
    let us support our fellow Eritreans get back to their own environs to live with dignity…

  • shabo for Truth

    Hello All,

    Dear Forum,
    This is what I read from some where:
    Conspiracy 101:
    -PMMZ and Siye Abreha admitted that the EPRDF spent $40 million to bribe the Eritrean Ministers during the Ethio-Eritrean War of 1998-2000
    -That Tony Lake the former US National Security Advisor did, in fact, used Haile Drue or manipulated him to make a deal with the EPRDF Ruling Party
    -That Haile Drue indirectly asked PIA to step down
    -That Wikileaks confirmed that the US Embassy was directly contacting some of the Top Eritrean Government Officials either to kick out PIA and/or getting top classidied security info from those officials.Ex: the issue of the Husband of Askalu Menkorios who exposed the top Eritrean Military plan in 2007 against Ethiopia,which was the main cause for his arrest.
    -an Un-named and as of yet unknown Senior Eritrean Official told the Post(US Embassy in Eritrea) about the secret plan PIA would use to destabilize the US Interest in the Red Sea.Gen Sibhat Efrem warned PIA about the deadly consequences of this plan if the USA finds out, which it did,hence,the deadly consequences Eritrea is suffering, short of targeted missile attack.
    -Ex-Minster Ali Abdu in his Affidavit confirmed(which is now confirmed to be very true due to the hacked Australian Immigration Documents)
    -Ali Abdu confirmed that he was writing in the Awate website from the “Belly of the Beast” and was exposing the top details of each and every cabinet meeting activities including PIA’s private activities including his personal fight with his colleagues and other private info,which puzzled us in the past, which now makes sense.
    -That the Awate website was claimed to be “Ethiopia friendly Eritrean website” by top US Intelligence sources—(BTW,would you be surprised that if Ali Abdu was sharing classified info with the web publically that the same Ali Abdu would share the top classified Info about Eritrea and its Leadership with the USA and with the Weyanes by proxy?)I heard that Asmera Rose is preparing a dangerous and explosive narration about this.
    Now,considering the above,is this a National Treason or Heroism?
    Have your say.
    May God save Eritrea from her own sons and daughters. That is why our fathers say: ” kab fetawi’ey de’a adhneni ember kab tsela’et’ey si ba’eley ehillo”.
    Weygud Erytra! mefto tsela’etna quenna terifna.
    I guess the beast is doing his job then.

    Courtesy of Madote and Tesfanews Comment sections

  • Saleh Johar

    Alem Kentu,
    Thank you for the compliment and for showing me I am a coward. I am sure you are braver than my weak person. True, someone like you who puts one comment on a website that a coward like me runs, is surely a better man than one who writes books, articles and gives speeches.

    • Mahmud Saleh

      Salam Ustaz Saleh;
      Don’t worry, you are doing more than your share. Thank you for highlighting the plight of our refugees in the Sudan.

  • ዓለም ከንቱ

    This is shocking!! I knew that there was some kind of problem in the eastern Sudan refugee camps. But, I did not know that it was this much. They are not even few. It is more than 300,000 of them there. Shame on Eritrean Muslims who have betrayed their fellow people this much!! And you call yourselves Muslims?!?!?! Stand up men!!! Stand up!! These poor people have no one on their side except Allah and you their fellow Muslims.Unbelievable!!
    Mr. Saleh Johar, I feel that your contribution is much less than it should have been. Who are you waiting for? You believe that there are others with a better caliber than you? Hell no!! Stand up and lead the people to stand up for their rights!! You need to do more than administrating a website and writing articles and books and making speeches.That is cowardice to me!! It seems that there is no one that is willing to save this slowly disintegrating community.

    • truth

      Declaring A JIHAD?
      But who told them NOT to come into Eritrea and take care of their land?

    • Mahmud Saleh

      salam Alem Kentu;
      what does standing up mean to you? Saleh is challenging you to show us if you stand taller than him, if you are bolder than him, if you are more furious than him in standing against injustice. Just curious. I would love to see if you have a constructive idea. Remember this is not a new phenomenon; people have been languishing in refugee camps for the last 50 years, everyday looking south that one day they may return to their ancesteral land. Although the majority of the 60s and 70s were lowlanders, I am sure the composition of those recent ones is different.

      • Beyan Negash

        Just a supplementary to your note above, Mahmud Saleh, the challenge with the “curse of liberation” has been in the inability or unwillingness of the very organization that brings independence thinking it has the moral, legal, political legitimacy to decide who is in and who is out. In other words, the pre-independence mentality reigns supreme in how it conducts itself in the post-independence era, as though its only responsibility is its own constituency; plethora of evidence abound; suffice it to stay to the Eritrea’s case as it is the subject at hand here; EPLF turned PFDJ sees its responsibility and its allegiance rests only to the group that was supportive and one that remains loyal to it before independence or post-independence, thereby, shunning any others outside its sphere of influence forgetting all along that it now has a country to run not an organization. The pecking order based on loyalty has made it next to impossible to go out of its way to embrace all of its citizens irrespective of whether they have the wherewithal to get the machination going.

        Hence for Alem Kentu’s diatribe of calling on Eritrean Muslims like Saleh Gadi to rise instead of putting the shame on all Eritreans
        from all walks of life in general and the current menace at the helm of power in Eritrea, in particular. But, such is where the discombobulating and disorienting emanate from, where those in the opposition solely focus on their vested interests only
        as opposed to doing both: protect one’s vested interest as well as to equally advocate for those Eritreans who have been caught in the wretchedly vicious cycle of poverty and marginalization. This, to me, is the crux of the matter: We must develop a long view that embodies and encompasses all sectors of Eritrea instead of solely catering to those whence we hail from; that seems to be what Alem Kentu epitomizes here.

        • Semere Andom

          Selam Beyan;
          There is no proof that those languishing in the refugee camps for over 40 years and who were then denied to go back to their land were not supporters of EPLF, or at least we cannot lump them all in one. It is in the DNA of EPLF and as you may know I do not delineate between EPLF and PFDJ, to take away and bestow citizenship at whim. When it became clear that EPLF was the only potent force that may remove the Derg from Eritrea almost all the Eritrean refugees regardless of their political views rallied in support of EPLF, called for unity, pleaded for forgiveness for wrongs committed during our civil war. To assert that PFDJ only cares about its supporters is mendacious. Take for example at the “Adetat”, who were with EPLF during thick and thin, how they were disposed at whim as “kedemti” just because they whispered that jjustice must prevail without withdrawing their unequivocal support , EPLF/PFDJ is in the business of recycling alliance/supporters to ensure its eternal survival. The case of the Eritrean refugees in Sudan is not 2000 years history, it is less than 50 years and these people have the right to go back and this is one of the reasons that Eritrea is not yet liberated, I mean even the land

          EPLF/PFDJ just hates Eritrea and Erirrea and its thrives on the suffering of others. It is as simple as that and any organized opposition worth its salt must make the plight of these refuges one of the priorities.

          Independence to the PFDJ supporters ends at removing the Ethiopians from the land, the romantics reinforce this concept by legitimizing the so called independence that prevented 500,000 Eritrean from returning to their land by telling us that we are spoiled brats to expect rule of law and justice from ghedli.
          It is not to their ancestral land that they are staking a claim, it is their land.

    • Papayo

      Alem Kentu,
      well when i saw the clip I literally cried but when I read your comment I got so upset, listen pal this is not a Muslim or christian issue it is yours mine and everybody’s problem and we should jump on it. I know you’re deeply hurt but don’t take it on your fellow brother who is doing more you and I.
      If Christians and Muslims voiced their opposition over the fifty nine and more muslims who were jailed about 12-15 years ago we wouldn’t be talking about this now. I am christian and I love my Muslim brothers and sisters, & we all should do the same.

  • Saleh Johar

    Dear all,
    In 1991 when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, the most Kuwaitis left their country and their exiled government and its embassies hosted them in comfortable hotels. At that time, Hassanein Haikel the famous Egyptian journalist was suppoerting Saddam. He described the Kuwaiti refugees as “Five-star refugees.” I am wondering is Eritrean refugees in Sudanese camps are “no-star refugees” always forgotten yet they have suffered and are suffering the most. My criticism of Eritreans is that our hearts tend to believe to the refugees that make it to the West, yet when it comes to those in Sudan, we are no-hear no-see… and no-talk!


    • Semere Andom

      Selam Saleh:
      No-star refugee would be fine. This people never expected especial treatment,they wanted to go back to the land of their own, tend and toil it and be left alone to roam the plains and drink their milk and live their lives. But “hasadat” had a different plan: rob some from their nationality and give it to someone else. The PFDJ made them “disposables”, it used them when it needed them during the armed struggle and then disposed them. Their plight is also the least understood partly due to the lack of exposure, unlike those who try to make it to the west via the high seas and the desert for obvious and less obvious reasons

      • Saleh Johar

        Ahlam Semere,
        The least we can do is give the plight of our compatriots some exposure. It seems their suffering is not as sexy for many who don’t seem to care

        • sara

          amee’ salih
          here i beg to differ with you, of-course with due respect…after all you are always on the know you are amee’… but to tell us about exposure..? no.no… help ..assistance. donation ..etc yes. imagine how much difference it would make if you and other ”ayatatna” could spare part of the money spent in Starbucks espressos and the all time killer Marlboro’s fumed, imagine how much we
          the “haftika”s could spare some of the money we spent on those
          you know just to make us uglier, and give it through you to our compatriots
          in sudan and else where.
          amee’ salih..take it from me , you would make much difference if you focus in this issues and by time you may realize its better to consider convert awate to
          eritrean humanitarian NGO instead of those useless foreign NGO, like the one from kuwait.

  • Semere Andom

    Dear AT:
    It is sad. Many of these refugees are the right owners of the most fertile land of Eritrea. After independence many returned to find that their most fertile land was “pfdjized”(tesemitu)). They slowly slipped back to the Sudan. The Gash area of Eritrea with modern agricultural practices and sound and equitable policies has the potential to feed all Eritrea.

    • Amanuel Hidrat

      Dear Sem,

      Very sad. We are overwhelmed with tragedy after tragedy. I don’t know at this time what kind of tragedy could make us to be united to stop this continuous catastrophe. Where is Younis Hossein? Can he make another U-turn to his unaddressed old grievances with possible solution and not to come for venting. I still expect him to do so.

      What a tragedy! difficult to absorb it.

      Amanuel Hidrat

      • Kokhob Selam

        ” I don’t know at this time what kind of tragedy could make us to be united to stop this continuous catastrophe”. painful!!!! this statement make me cry. it seems I have chosen the long journey and slow mechanism to ward victory. I want to make inventory of my all life struggle and think fresh new planed style that gives faster and sure result. Unity should have a leadership that proceed it and we need to see now. to the opposite of U-turn we need energy to go ahead.

  • AOsman

    Thank you AT, it a timely message considering some have insinuated or tried to claim that the refugees may be the cause of civil war, while the reality is that they are barely surviving their ordeal.